Friday, January 25, 2013

2013 State of the City Address

North Charleston's 2013 State of the City Address presented by Mayor R. Keith Summey at City Council on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Gerinda Doctor named 2012 Citizen of the Year

The Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) has chosen Mrs. Gerinda W. Doctor to receive the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award. Gerinda has been a resident of the Forest Hills Neighborhood since 1977.

Ms. Doctor is actively involved with the Forest Hills 1 Neighborhood Association, serving as President for the last 6 years. She continuously works with Code Enforcement and the Police Department to address and improve the quality of life within her neighborhood. Ms. Doctor was instrumental in facilitating a community center and the installation of sidewalks for Forest Hills 1.

Gerinda served 4 years on the CAC and 1 year as Chairperson. While serving, she initiated a program to honor Police Officers who went beyond the call of duty. She has served 2 years on the North Charleston Police Department Community Advisory Panel, where she helped implement recommended solutions between the community and Police Department.

Gerinda Doctor has served as the Leader for Girl Scout Troop 689 for over 25 years. Many of the girls that Ms. Doctor has mentored have grown up to be confident young women who have followed in her footsteps and are now working in the community.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Free event - Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Performance with the CSO Gospel Choir/CSO Spiritual Ensemble

This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine: A Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Performance featuring both the CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble in collaboration with the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, brings the legendary civil rights leader’s legacy to life through music, imagery and narration on Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7pm at Royal Missionary Baptist Church, 4761 Luella Avenue, North Charleston SC. This performance is free and open to the public. An entry ticket is required; freewill donations accepted.

Directed by David A. Richardson, the two choirs will commemorate Dr. King’s civil rights legacy in a moving musical and visual performance featuring gospel and spirituals woven together with narration provided by Dr. Karen Chandler of the College of Charleston and historical images of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.

“We are excited to partner with the City of North Charleston again this year and bring both our choirs together as we pause to honor Dr. King’s extraordinary contribution to civil rights and economic equality. The event will be the perfect way for our community to remind ourselves of Dr. King’s wisdom, sacrifice and hope,” says Lee Pringle, President and Founder of the two choirs and executive producer of the event.

“Conducting this musical event is a career highlight for me; I look forward to showcasing moving selections carefully chosen to tell Dr. King’s extraordinary, epic story,” says David A. Richardson, Guest Conductor.

WHAT: This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine
A Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Performance

WHO: CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble
David A. Richardson, Guest Conductor

WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:00pm

WHERE: Royal Missionary Baptist Church, 4761 Luella Avenue, North Charleston, SC

TICKETS: FREE ADMISSION: Ticket required for entry. FREE entry tickets (four per request) available in person at North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, North Charleston City Hall or Royal Missionary Baptist Church. By mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Tickets/City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419-9016 by Friday, January 11, 2013.

Freewill donations encouraged to support 
CSO Spiritual Ensemble and CSO Gospel Choir community outreach efforts 

Generously sponsored by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department
Additional support provided by Royal Missionary Baptist Church and Historic Second Presbyterian Church.

About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Prime mover of the Montgomery bus boycott, keynote speaker at the March on Washington, youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr. King’s policy of nonviolent protest was the dominant force in the civil rights movement during its decade of greatest achievement, from 1957 to 1968. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Commemorating the life of a tremendously important leader, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day each January.

About the CSO Gospel Choir

For more than twelve year, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Gospel Choir, Charleston’s celebrated culturally diverse choir, performs gospel, spirituals and sacred music for annual concert events including a Palm Sunday performance, CSO Gospel Christmas, Piccolo Spoleto and regional events throughout the southeast and numerous engagements in Europe including Paris, London, Rome and Prague and Ghana, West Africa.

About the CSO Spiritual Ensemble
Founded in 2008, the Charleston SC based, 35-member CSO Spiritual Ensemble honors the “spiritual,” the historical musical form born of the suffering and endurance of African slaves after arriving to the southern shores of this country. The CSO Spiritual Ensemble performs throughout the southeastern US and regularly for local and regional special events.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

VIDEO: Academic Magnet student films Senior Thesis at the Powerhouse

Chad Gallati, a student at Academic Magnet High School, filmed his senior thesis at the Powerhouse on the former Navy Base.  His objective was to create a scene in the style of Stanley Kubrick.  Watch the video below.